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Knowledge of cytology and genetics among 13- and 15-year olds

Ajda Pirš (2014) Knowledge of cytology and genetics among 13- and 15-year olds. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    Fundamental biological topics such as cell, cellular processes and genetics are very difficult for students, resulting in a lot of misunderstandings and misconceptions. With our research we wanted to find out what is the quality of knowledge in 13 and 15 year old students and what are the possible misconceptions that they hold. The study involved 87 pupils of primary school and high school. The questionnaire had 35 questions, including questions on the cytology and genetics, how students perceived biology, and questions on how they felt about this research. We found out that students don't have satisfactory knowledge and have a lot of misconceptions, which we hope can be corrected and improved with the new curriculum.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: cytology, genetics, misconceptions, curriculum
    Number of Pages: 78
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    asist. dr. Jelka StrgarMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10077513)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education, Biotechnical faculty, Faculty of chemistry and chemical technology, Faculty of natural sciences and engineering
    Item ID: 2175
    Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2014 13:04
    Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 17:28
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2175

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